Art Torres

Vice Chair, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

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Vice Chair of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine; Former State Senator and Chair of the California Democratic Party

Art Torres on KCRW

The Obama Administration has  allowed the use  of federal money for stem cell research, as long as the work does not involve destruction of human embryos to obtain the cells. …

Sudden Halt in Federal Money for Stem Cell Research

The Obama Administration has allowed the use of federal money for stem cell research, as long as the work does not involve destruction of human embryos to obtain the cells. …

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Despite the support of Governor Schwarzenegger,  Prop 93   failed in yesterday’s election.

Picking Up the Pieces of Super Tuesday

Despite the support of Governor Schwarzenegger, Prop 93 failed in yesterday’s election.

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